I have a couple suggestions for the auction system. Please let me know if I'm overstepping my boundaries.
If we could possibly remove the 5 TG entry fee, and force the bidding to start at 10 TG. Where does the 5 TG go to?
This would stimulate action in the auction house. IMO the action seems a bit stagnant for 2 reasons. People don't want to risk losing 5 TG for nothing, and I have seen more often than not, ridiculous starting bids. It seems that most of the auctions are set at the values that they hope to recieve, instead of have the starting bid be.
Right now I see 3 active auctions. 2 of them are legit buys, as they are the bowzon set starting at 6 TG and "everything" starting at 5 TG. The 3rd is Mercenary Bomb for 100 TG. The latter of which the guy borrowed 5 TG to place the item up for bid. I think we can all agree that was an instant waste of TG. Another reason I feel like there isn't as much action on the auction block is because people feel reserved to only post high-value items.
I love the auction idea, and it definitely adds some positive adversity to trading. I believe if there were no initial fee to post an item, we would see alot more items up for auction, which is a good thing. Sometimes people find value on otherwise lesser-valued items. If every item starts at 5-10 TG, alot more people would be bidding on items. If people don't like the idea of the low starting bid then the answer is simple. You don't have to auction your items. The previous statement is further highlighted by a member jacking the price up on his auction because he didn't want to risk having his auction finish at a lesser price than he desired.
Just some food for thought. Comments? Concerns? Criticisms? Fire away!